Auto host when offline
I want to be able to specify which streamers to automatically host when my channel goes offline, in order of which I want it to attempt to host.
This is useful for retaining audience on 24/7 streams, when having technical difficulties.
Out now! Set yours up at >> https://mixer.com/dashboard/channel/auto-hosting
follow me and put !hostme to be added to host list
I am only a Viewer not a Content Creator.
So from my perspective I do not like such a feature especially if I cannot turn it off for me.
I want to watch a exact Streamer and mostly not the one he wants me to see.
If I want random Content I switch to the Main Site or Search for a Game I want to watch....
Hey there! You can use https://smarthostapp.com I created this tool so you can turn your pc off and host people easily! Its also super customizable, hope you like it :P
I feel like this should be a thing, twitch already has it so why can't Mixer? I hope you guys bring this feature it would be pretty cool!
I would love this feature too. +1 from me.
This would be really ideal and I agree that it'll help foster a growing community to have either your friends or the team you're part of within a list that you auto host.
Woolly Devin commented
Twitch has a auto host feature but it defaults to auto hosting a lot of people. An update to account settings/preferences would be a great added feature for mixer. Something along the lines of if I’m following someone I can chose to auto host them (when not streaming). I have a handful of close friends I’d like to host but I’m not always by mixer or able to check and help them by hosting when I’m away. I believe this ability would help grow myself and other low key streamers by letting them auto host when they’re not streaming themselves.
I disagree with NightmareJoker. Auto-Hosting is very nice, especially if you select others in your stream teams. I like what Valsis posted, though.
This really needs to be a thing especially for those involved with stream teams and such to help host and support your team and friends and such, please make this happen.
I seriously love this idea to the point I took the time to make a mock-up on how it could work in the platform.
This mock-up (link below) will help visualize the requested idea to possibly be implemented in the platform.
Digital Frost commented
I agree with this idea very very much. I've tried several bot solutions an none of them have worked properly or at least the way i'd want them to. Having a auto host built into mixer to where we could just select people that we want to host would be amazing. Not so sure how it would effect the audience retention but it would seriously be a major convenience an one less thing a streamer has to worry about running on his/her machine.
While I do keep my PC on pretty much 24/7 there are times were I don't want my bot running for various reasons. Or perhaps I've taken my system offline to run some maintenance on it or something. Why should I not be able to support people in the community by hosting them just because I needed to do a clean up or whatever. Since I joined mixer it's always been about the community as a whole not just the needs/wants of a few. This really does seem like it would benefit everyone in the long run.
Nightmare, the drawback to a bot is that you have to have it running to cycle through the hosts. I don't know anyone that keeps a PC on 24/7 And when a stream.os a way from home for any reason it allows them to help out the rest of the community. Big pict bro.
Sorry for not posting this in other, didn’t see it or something. Does not link to anything about partnership. Sorry.
Please, no. I understand your audience is important to you as a streamer, and that you'd like to keep people around on your channel page to have a higher viewer count and the resulting increase in exposure on the channels overview when you come back, this, similar to VoD auto-play, is not what hosting does. Even though your viewers typically can watch (and now chat in) the hosted channel from your page, most of them will either quickly navigate to the hosted channel or navigate away because they are not interested in it. Worse still, if they are new and unfamiliar with the system, they will be confused and think they are still watching your live content, when they are not. And though that last group is quite the minority, it is still larger than those who stay.
I am also one of those extremely rare and unusual people who lurks in a lot of channels (there are not many, you can count them on one hand), simply because it is more convenient for me to keep the tab open and keep my PC running, even when I'm not there. These channels are of course not all live at the same time or I couldn't do that (video decoding and playback requires computing resources, which are limited). And though, hosting a channel would mean that you are passing one viewer onto your hostee (and from what I could tell, unless the analytics system is broken, with the exception of 3 channels who have up to three, it usually is just me who has the full page and not just chat open), if all the over 50 tabs I tend to have open started playing video at all times without interruption, I would need to close a significant number of them, and that would bother me, give you no lurkers to pass on, and thus leave everyone unhappy.
You can add to that, if you were thinking of "supporting smaller streamers", as in primarily those who have no Pro subscription, and thus no transcodes, who are in their large majority streaming in 1080p from their Xbox One consoles, that those types of broadcasts are most strenuous in terms of video decoding, the largest source of video playback problems, and that I regularly have to pause them to free CPU resources, which ultimately means I do no longer count as a viewer for them.
If you truly want auto-hosting, for whatever misguided reason, please use a bot which offers such functionality instead, and do it with the knowledge that these people like me, who lurk in your channel even when you are not live, do likely not appreciate it.
As a partner i would love to see this idea be put into action. Auto-hosting would make it so that i could constantly send my lurkers off to another stream to support. It would be a great way to show support to other streamers in the community as well as help out some small streamers that work so hard just to get a few viewers into their streams and maybe get noticed. This needs to happen sooner rather than later please. <3 GG
yeah...This would be nice for us as german Streamers for support each others
Anneka Jane Howe commented
This please!! Having this would not only be amazing to help out people but for those in stream teams its amazing to be able to help the team grow by auto hosting each other.
This is 100% something that would make a great impact for everyone, its a great feeling being hosted by another creator and great for the viewers who choose to lurk in channel to introduce them to new creators!
I think there should be an auto hosting feature. Where you have a list in your mixer settings, and you can put some usernames into the list and then when your offline and they go live, it’ll automatically host them! I think this could make your viewers come back even when your offline.
its hyp time
This needs to happen. Only being able to host someone while THEY'RE online thus turning you offline. So backwards!